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Reproducibility of bacterial and copepod density assessment in bathing and artisanal fishing water of the Eastern Mediterranean

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dc.contributor.author Barbour E.K.
dc.contributor.author Codsi R.J.
dc.contributor.author Zurayk R.A.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:27:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:27:38Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier 10.1080/09603120410001725658
dc.identifier.issn 9603123
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20381
dc.description.abstract Faecal bacteriological indicators and copepod density assessment are used to predict the environmental health of seawater for recreational bathing and artisanal fishing, respectively. The reproducibility of bacterial culture-count and copepod-microscopic density assessment after respective capturing of the sampled seawater on 0.22 μm Millipore filter and 150 μm mesh sieve copepod net, is determined. The paired t-test was performed to evaluate the reproducibility of each obtained parameter-mean in first and second simultaneous water samplings of a total of 10 sites selected along a 200 km distance, at about 500-1000 m offshore. The means of each bacterial indicator in colony forming units-100 ml of sea water in first versus (vs.) second sampling of the 10 sites, followed by the P values were: total bacterial count (6.3 × 102 vs. 6.2 × 102, P = 0.958), Coliform count (3.9 × 102 vs. 2.6 × 102, P = 0.212), Staphylococcus aureus (3.0 × 102 vs. 2.4 × 10 2, P = 0.551), and Clostridium perfringens (1.4 × 10 vs. 0.4 × 10, P = 0.298). However, the average copepod density in five microscopic fields at magnification of 100 x in sample 1 vs. sample 2 were: (1.40 vs. 1.60 respectively, P = 0.267). This sampling design along the 200 km coast, the used technique for capturing the indicators, and the quantitative laboratory assessment of the indicator densities resulted in high reproducibility with a non-significant difference between the first and second sampling within the 95percent confidence limits (P andgt; 0.05), a data in support of future monitoring protocol of the environmental health of the coastal water of the Mediterranean sea.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (315-321)
dc.language English
dc.publisher BASINGSTOKE
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Environmental Health Research; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 14; no. 4; Pages: (315-321);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Reproducibility of bacterial and copepod density assessment in bathing and artisanal fishing water of the Eastern Mediterranean
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Barbour, E.K., Fac. of Agric. and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, FAFS, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Codsi, R.J., University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Zurayk, R.A., Fac. of Agric. and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Barbour, E.K.; FAFS, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: FAFS;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment FAFS
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Barbour, EK
dc.contributor.authorInitials Codsi, RJ
dc.contributor.authorInitials Zurayk, RA
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Barbour, EK (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Agr and Food Sci, POB 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID barbour, elie-P-6166-2014
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden IJERE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 15369996
dc.identifier.scopusID 3242742876
dc.publisher.address RANKINE RD, BASINGSTOKE RG24 8PR, HANTS, ENGLAND
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Environ. Health Res.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 4
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Environmental Health Research
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Environ. Health Res.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 14
dc.source.ID WOS:000222627900008
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherIndex Sea water
dc.subject.otherIndex artisanal fishery
dc.subject.otherIndex bacterium
dc.subject.otherIndex bathing water
dc.subject.otherIndex population density
dc.subject.otherIndex water quality
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex bacterial count
dc.subject.otherIndex bacterial reproduction
dc.subject.otherIndex clostridium perfringens
dc.subject.otherIndex colony forming unit
dc.subject.otherIndex copepod
dc.subject.otherIndex density
dc.subject.otherIndex mediterranean sea
dc.subject.otherIndex nonhuman
dc.subject.otherIndex reproducibility
dc.subject.otherIndex staphylococcus aureus
dc.subject.otherIndex water sampling
dc.subject.otherIndex animals
dc.subject.otherIndex bacteria
dc.subject.otherIndex copepoda
dc.subject.otherIndex enterobacteriaceae
dc.subject.otherIndex environmental monitoring
dc.subject.otherIndex fisheries
dc.subject.otherIndex humans
dc.subject.otherIndex mediterranean sea
dc.subject.otherIndex population density
dc.subject.otherIndex public health
dc.subject.otherIndex recreation
dc.subject.otherIndex reproducibility of results
dc.subject.otherIndex specimen handling
dc.subject.otherIndex swimming
dc.subject.otherIndex mediterranean sea
dc.subject.otherIndex bacteria (microorganisms)
dc.subject.otherIndex clostridium
dc.subject.otherIndex clostridium perfringens
dc.subject.otherIndex copepoda
dc.subject.otherIndex posibacteria
dc.subject.otherIndex staphylococcus
dc.subject.otherIndex staphylococcus aureus
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Fecal indicator bacteria
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus microbiological quality
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus escherichia-coli
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus zooplankton
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus pollution
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus organisms
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus survival
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus vibrio
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus sea
dc.subject.otherWOS Environmental Sciences
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603120410001725658


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